About Michele Owens

Michele Owens is a joyful vegetable gardener of two decades. Her book Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise was published by Rodale in February of 2011. She is a founding partner of Garden Rant, one of the most popular and influential gardening blogs, and writes about gardening for publications that have included O, The Oprah Magazine, Garden Design, and Organic Gardening.

She is also the co-author of three nationally best-selling business books, Executive Warfare, Career Warfare, and Brand Warfare, with former John Hancock CEO David F. D’Alessandro. Brand Warfare was named one of the best business books of 2001 by Library Journal.

She is the former chief speechwriter for Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts and worked on his 1996 Senate campaign. She was also a staff speechwriter for another distinctive voice in American politics, Governor Mario Cuomo of New York.

She lives with her family in Saratoga Springs and Salem, NY.

Links to articles by Michele Owens

“On the Clock,” Organic Gardening, February 2012

“All About Roots,” Garden Design, April 21, 2011

“Garden Variety,” O, The Oprah Magazine, August 2009

“Yours for the Picking,” O, The Oprah Magazine, June 2009

“The Emerald City,” O, The Oprah Magazine, April 2008

“Snow Falling on Seedlings,” O, The Oprah Magazine, March 2007